This is a rebroadcast. The episode originally ran in September 2021.
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant. He helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. He is also an associate leadership professor at the College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. As a consultant, he works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture.
Ryan is the author of The Elevated Leader and Success Mindsets. He has written multiple articles for Leading Saints, presented at a live event about mindsets, and is a repeat podcast guest. As Ryan reviewed leadership research, he found it primarily answered one question: “What do leaders need to do to be effective?” The focus of his work has been on “What do leaders need to be to be effective?” In this podcast, Ryan and Kurt discuss the concept of vertical development and how it applies to individuals and leadership.
06:25 Vertical development is the next topic Ryan has been studying and writing about. It applies to us emotionally and spiritually, and possibly even physically.
07:40 Overview of mindsets: Mindsets are the mental lenses we wear that shape how we view the world
09:10 What vertical development is
13:45 The three different levels
20:00 Becoming more like the Savior happens through vertical development
25:15 The tension between safety and truth
31:05 Leaders operate differently depending on their vertical development
37:25 The culture of aspiring to leadership
39:00 How do we go about developing vertically?
46:20 Learning acceptance: Healing from our own traumas as we recognize Christ accepting us
55:00 Where to start
57:55 Our vertical development is about healing our minds and hearts
Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership
The Elevated Leader: Level Up Your Leadership Through Vertical Development
Vertical development article: Two Ways to Develop as a Church Leader
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The Body Keeps the Score
The Bonds That Make Us Free
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